Billie Ellis

Obituary of Billie Thomas Ellis

Billie Thomas Ellis, 94 of Bedford, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at Heartland of Lynchburg. He was born on Wednesday, May 18, 1927 in Bedford County, a son of the late Thomas Ellis and Mabel Bradley Ellis Tanner. He was also pre-deceased by a son, William Calvin Ellis; his son-in-law, Bill Epps, sisters, Ruby Cole and Lucille Huffer; and four grand doggie children. He was retired from Frank Chervan and was a veteran of the U. S. Army and a longtime member of Longwood Avenue Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Mae Ruff Ellis and his daughter, Rhonda Gayle Epps. A private family graveside will be held at Virginia Memorial Park with Rev. Ross Gilfillen officiating and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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